Her Royal Highness enters semifinals in archery competition

James Kon

With impressive accuracy and concentration, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman yesterday finished in first place of the Individual Recurve Female category of the Brunei Darussalam Archery Association Trophy 2019 to clinch a spot into the semifinals.

The event was held at the Jerudong Sports Complex.

Her Royal Highness scored 482/600 in the Individual Recurve Female category against another four participants.

Beside the Individual Recurve Female category, Her Royal Highness will also compete in the semifinal of the Team Recurve category. Both semifinals will be take place tomorrow.

In attendance to witness the competition were Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz and wife Pengiran Seti Aminah binti Pengiran Othman.

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah at the Jerudong Sports Complex for the Brunei Darussalam Archery Association Trophy 2019.
Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman takes aim of the target. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI
Participants tallying their arrows

The competition was officially launched by Brunei Darussalam Archery Association President Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Pahlawan Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohammad Jaafar bin Haji Abdul Aziz.

The three-day competition saw a total of 11 categories being competed, comprising Individual Traditional Male, Individual Traditional Female, Individual Traditional Dynamic, Individual Recurve Male, Individual Recurve Female, Individual Recurve Beginner, Individual Compound Open, Team Mix, Team Recurve, Team Traditional Mix and Traditional Demo.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin is expected to compete in the Individual Recurve Beginner.

The competition aims to raise interest on the sport of archery in the country and to unearth young talents in the sport to become athletes to represent the association and country at international competitions.